ABC film crews have been in town working on Siegfried & Roy's farewell show, which will air March 6 on the newsmagazine "20/20."
The network's cameramen will be taping Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn's final stage appearance Feb. 28, when they perform their trademark illusions during the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute's "Keep Memory Alive" Alzheimer's gala at Bellagio.
Siegfried & Roy will be performing for the first time in 51/2 years, since Oct. 3, 2003, when Horn nearly died from tiger bites during their show at The Mirage.
Elizabeth Vargas, co-host of "20/20," will be in charge of the piece, which will feature Horn's remarkable recovery.
An ABC announcement about the show is expected this week.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Several busloads of Las Vegas students -- 50 from Chaparral High and 50 from the Academy for the Performing Arts -- are in Los Angeles today for Grammy Career Day, a first for locals. Today's schedule includes a panel discussion featuring Las Vegan Ne-Yo, who is up for several Grammy Awards on Sunday at the Staples Center (CBS, KLAS-TV, Channel 8, 8 p.m.). The Grammy trip was funded by Palms owner George Maloof, Spi Entertainment and AEG. ...
Local teen actress Meaghan Jette Martin has landed in two TV shows. The pilot she did, "10 Things I Hate About You", for ABC Family was picked up for 10 episodes. Filming starts in April. When that wraps, she'll be filming "Camp Rock 2." She appeared in "Camp Rock" with the Jonas Brothers.
Newly acquired New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia with friends at XS nightclub inside Encore Las Vegas on Monday, during the venue's grand opening. Also there: poker star David William. ... Steve and Elaine Wynn, sitting together and chatting at a preview performance of the Danny Gans Show at the Encore Theatre on Monday night. They joined friends at Switch restaurant at Encore. ... At Greg Maddux Night at Tuesday's UNLV-San Diego State game at the Thomas & Mack Center: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, who is in town promoting the NASCAR Weekend; baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers; and former UNLV standout Kevin Kruger. ... Usher and producer Jermaine Dupri, at Prive (Planet Hollywood Resort) on Monday with Grammy-nominated singer Keyshia Cole and singer Monica in their entourage.
THE PUNCH LINE
"Huge scientific breakthrough today. Researchers say they're very close to finding someone from Obama's Cabinet who's actually paid their taxes." -- Jay Leno